Jozsef Varadi, CEO and co-founder of Wizz Air announced an industry call to arms to eliminate flying business class:
“Business class should be banned. These passengers account for twice the carbon footprint of an economy passenger, and the industry is guilty of preserving an inefficient and archaic model. A rethink is long overdue, and we call on fellow airlines to commit to a total ban on business class travel for any flight under five hours.”
Wizz Air currently operates at the lowest CO2 emissions per passenger among all competitor airlines and is expecting to reduce this by 30% for every passenger in the next 10 years.
“We are already the greenest choice of air travel a passenger can make and have committed to reducing our carbon footprint by 30% in the next ten years, but while it’s a step in the right direction, we still have a very long way to go. The industry as a whole needs to be more aggressive in its ambitions if we are truly to make a difference.”